Relationship between perceived leadership and management skills training in an engineering environment

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dc.contributor.advisor Du Preez, B. J.
dc.contributor.advisor De Jager, H. J.
dc.contributor.author Du Toit, Francois J.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-21T13:27:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-21T13:27:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-21
dc.date.submitted 2004-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10352/141
dc.description Thesis (Magister Technologiae : Business Administration.) - Discipline Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Sciences - Vaal University of Technology. en
dc.description.abstract Technically qualified persons are frequently promoted into managerial positions. This move from a highly objective and exact environment to one which is uncertain and sometimes without objective measures, principles and guidelines is not always successful. The qualities that were the foundation for success in the technical environment quite often become stumbling blocks for success 1n management. This study compares perceived leadership of a technically trained person in management who has obtained some management skills training (MST) with technically trained colleagues in management but without MST. The most significant observation from this study is that the leader with MST is perceived to be slightly more effective in terms of perceived leadership when compared with colleagues without MST. The chosen research design and the fact that other variables which also affect perceived leadership were not considered in this limited study, leads to the conclusion that MST, although an important contributor can not be seen as the only contributor to increased leadership effectiveness. en
dc.format.extent v. (various pagings) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.requires Pdf. Adobe Acrobat Reader en
dc.subject Management skills en
dc.subject Engineering environment en
dc.subject.ddc 620.0068 en
dc.subject.lcsh Engineering|xManagement en
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership en
dc.title Relationship between perceived leadership and management skills training in an engineering environment en
dc.type Thesis en


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